Bloomberg No Longer the Richest New Yorker

Still, 2nd place ain't bad

Mayor Michael Bloomberg can still count himself among New York's wealthiest residents, but he no longer claims the title.

The billionaire mayor expanded his fortune to a sizeable $18 billion this year – up from $17.5 billion in 2009 – but his standing as the state's richest man was usurped by oil tycoon and Tea Party backer David Koch, whose wealth swelled to $21.5 billion, thanks to a boost in energy prices. Last year, Koch could only claim a paltry $16 billion. 

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, tripled his riches to $6.6 billion, making him the fastest climber on Forbes' 2010 list of America's wealthiest. (No wonder he can afford to donate $100 million to Newark's struggling public school system).

Bill Gates, meanwhile, retained his title as the country's richest man, although his wealth fell $7 billion to $50 billion. Investor Warren Buffett came in second with $40 billion.

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